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GetEqual Protests Against Family Research Council at Tea Party Event

The gay advocacy group contends the "Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote" bus tour works to discriminate against minorities, women and the gay community.

a gay rights advocacy group, gathered at to protest the “Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote” bus tour, which was included in the

The nationwide tour, which is funded, in part, by the Washington D.C.-based Family Research Council, is traveling from city to city to register voters, promote prolife ideals, vie for a stronger economy and work toward ensuring religious liberty, said FRC member Connie Mackey.

Where the two groups differ is on their interpretations of what marriage should be.

GetEqual lead organizer Tom Morgan criticized the group for their "discriminatory stances," and said the FRC has been added to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate group list.

“It’s two guys with a computer who have enough credibility with the gay groups to say it,” said Mackey in response to being placed on the law center’s list. “Anybody who knows us knows that’s just not the case.”

Morgan said GetEqual has also partnered with the Freedom to Marry Coalition which is gathering 385,000 signatures to put its same-sex marriage equality amendment on the November 2013 ballot. If passed by voters, it would overturn an Ohio Constitutional amendment set in 2004, which restricts marriage to one man and one woman.

Mackey said her group is working to challenge such initiatives to keep marriage among heterosexuals.

adam locke April 16, 2012 at 02:04 PM
This woman has been my enemy for my entire life, as it turns out. I haven't lived in an age where she or someone like her wasn't trying to make me a second class citizen, but I fought a war on her behalf. It's sickening. "As a well-connected political insider, Mrs. Mackey is adept at articulating legislative positions on a wide array of issues to elected officials, media, and constituents... In 1990, she began a three year stint as a Bush appointee in the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Mrs. Mackey's vast political career began with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980. From 1981 to 1989, she was President Reagan's White House Director of Student Correspondence."
thomas Morgan April 16, 2012 at 07:30 PM
The Southern Poverty Law Center is "two guys with a computer..." ?? This is a perfect example of the untruths spread by this Hate-Group. Learn more about the "two guys" here: http://www.splcenter.org/who-we-are
Tim Morgan April 16, 2012 at 08:24 PM
just a quick statement I am the thomas Morgan From Strongsville and am not the Thomas morgan of get equal and anyone who knows me knows that I discriminate against everyone evenly
Adam C. Miller April 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM
lol

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